Bus Driver Gets Probation For Duct Taping Disabled Girl

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Updated: 7/10/2012 9:38 am
 QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) - A former upstate New York school bus driver has been sentenced to three years of probation for placing duct tape over the mouth of a 7-year-old disabled girl.

Marjorie Jones also will have to perform 100 hours of community service under a sentence handed down Monday by a town justice in Queensbury, on the southern edge of the Adirondacks.

The 63-year-old woman could have spent up to a year in jail for the 2010 incident. The victim is unable to speak and has the cognitive abilities of a toddler.

Jones apologized for her actions but said it was a "playful thing" and meant no harm.

The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports that Jones was served with a lawsuit from the parents of the girl as she left court.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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